Goichi Shiotsu, DDS, PS
After graduating cum laude from the University of California at Irvine, Dr. Shiotsu earned his dental degree from the University of California at San Francisco, the #2 ranked dental school in the nation. While there, he was awarded the Regents' Scholarship for high academic achievement.
Following dental school, Dr. Shiotsu stayed in San Francisco where he completed a two-year postgraduate program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, maintaining a special emphasis in Hospital Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry, and Clinical Teaching. While receiving his advanced training in General Dentistry, Dr. Shiotsu found his passion in helping patients with complex dental issues often requiring dental implants, so he decided to pursue a specialty in prosthodontics. Upon completion of this training, Dr. Shiotsu moved to Southern California, where he completed two separate postgraduate programs in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University.
Dr. Shiotsu is highly respected by his colleagues, who often refer their patients to him for help in resolving complex and challenging dental situations. He is one of a handful of dentists in the U.S. to receive certified university-based specialty training in both the surgical and restorative aspect of implant dentistry. He is a national lecturer and an author, often asked to speak on the topic of implants and esthetic dentistry.
He is a member and the past president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, and a member of the exclusive, prestigious Academy of Osseointegration. He is also a member of Washington State Dental Association where he was elected and served as member of house of delegates for two years (2013-2014). Dr. Shiotsu has been voted one of the area's Top dentist by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Dr. Shiotsu believes that education is a lifelong endeavor. He is passionate about dentistry because he has seen so many lives transformed with enhanced function and confidence.
He has been an active member of the Mercer Island Rotary Club since 2011 where he serves on the Youth Exchange Committee. He also serves on the Mercer Island School District's Superintendent's Advisory Council.
Dr. Shiotsu enjoys playing tennis, yoga and spending time outdoors with his family.